Word of the Day
Chrestomathy kreh-STAH-muh-thee (noun) A selection of passages used to help learn a language; a volume of selected passages or stories of an author — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Christmas — History.com
Not yet in the Christmas spirit? Go to this site to learn Christmas facts, compare holiday traditions from around the world, test your Christmas tree knowledge, and more. This multimedia site has plenty of holiday-themed games, videos and other activities.
Number to Know
50,000: The number of letters for Santa Claus that the Nuuk, Greenland, post office gets each year, according to CNN.
This Day in History
Dec. 22, 2001: Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Musician Luther Campbell (52)
“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” — Harlan Miller